October 8, 2018

Talking Math in Science

9:30  -  10:20
Room A116

Math discourse in science? Science classrooms are the perfect place to employ math discourse strategies to create understanding, support critical thinking and connect the SMPs to the NGSS science and engineering practices. In this interactive session we will explore techniques to create lively math discussions in the science classroom

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Re-Thinking Acceleration in Middle School and High School Mathematics

9:30  -  10:20
Room Little Theatre

Participants will also explore how to best communicate the school or district decisions about math acceleration to parents and community members. I will share the white paper on acceleration and the research base and description of the pipeline for grade 6-12 mathematics. This session is intended for teachers, curriculum leaders, administrators, and coaches. This topic […]

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Let’s Get Techy

10:30  -  11:20
Room B118

In a techy-teach world, it can be difficult to know where to start! This session will provide “playtime” and tips for innovative, FREE math apps and software that will enhance instruction and classroom management with technology. Programs such as Desmos, Geogebra, BuzzMath, Apple Classroom, Showbie, and more will be explored! Please bring your laptop and/or […]

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Mathematics Update from KSDE

10:30  -  11:20
Room Little Theatre

This session will provide an update on resources available for the implementation of the 2017 Math Standards. Information on upcoming professional learning opportunities will be shared. Additionally, updates related to the math state assessment will be provided.

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The “Thinking Classroom” – An Early Review

10:30  -  11:20
Room B110

The “Thinking Classroom” is an instructional design developed by Dr. Peter Liljedahl of Simon Fraser University. It includes 14 researched-based key points to invert your classroom from a teacher-centric space to student-centric. If the students aren’t thinking, they aren’t learning. This session will examine the practices currently in place by the presenter, and an unscientific […]

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset Through Effective Grading Practices

1:10  -  2:00
Room Little Theatre

What do your grading practices imply? In this presentation we will explore the purposes, concerns, interpretations and impacts of Traditional and Redesign Grading Practices. Time will be devoted for you to determine your perspective on learning and how the actions you take and decisions you make, based on your mindset, impact your students. We will […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Math Manipulatives

1:10  -  2:00
Room B110

I love math teaching with math manipulatives (tools) at all grade levels. There are wonderful tools (including calculators) available to make math more understandable and enjoyable. However, some good ones are misused (becoming bad), some bad ones are misused (becoming ugly) and some ugly ones should be banned from the classroom altogether. Come see what […]

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Calling All Math Maniacs! Let’s Get Kids Excited About Math!

1:10  -  2:00
Room B102

Come hear about an exciting competition we hosted for our students at Washburn Rural Middle School! 270+ students voluntarily signed up, created teams and competed both individually and in groups in traditional and not-so-traditional STEM events. I will show you how we incorporated Google Forms to help manage the event, Google Classroom to get kids […]

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Using Geometric Modeling to Bring Food to the Desert

2:10  -  3:00
Room A114

Problem/Project-Based Learning Unit integrating geometry, statistics, social studies, and civic engagement to provide students, families, and other community members with access to healthy and affordable food. Exploration of the social justice issues, from a mathematics perspective, that result in food deserts within Kansas.

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Championship Math Teaching-Maximizing My Math Instructional Time

2:10  -  3:00
Room A112

We all teach math under varying circumstances: length of class; number of students, curriculum publisher (or no curriculum); readiness of students; familiarity with the curriculum; and years teaching math just begin the list. Participants can plan to leave Manhattan on Monday with numerous new “tools” in their “math tool box” that can be implemented in […]

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